Celebrate Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children. 

On 4 August, all Australians have the opportunity to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

Each year, hundres of early years and childhood education centres host events to celebrate Children's Day. In 2021, more than 1,300 events were held around the nation. Your event can take place at your workplace, school or kindergarten, or in partnership with a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community. 

Ideas include hosting a morning tea or a barbecue, cultural dancing, arts and craft sessions, cultural exchanges, concerts and performances, storytelling, competitions, sporting days, games and activities.



Children’s Day events

Organising a Children's Day event for your mob? We'd love to hear about your event or celebrations.


Ideas and resources

Arrange for kids to do culturally relevant activities in services, school, child care, or at home. See our online resources to help. 

Promote the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in your school or local community through young achiever awards.

Promote your celebrations

Tell your local newspapers, radio and television stations about why your service supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.